Morning Edition, CapRadio Reads Host
Donna Apidone has been addicted to radio since the age of 14, when she visited a family friend at a Cleveland radio station. "From then on, I was hooked." After working in commercial radio and corporate public relations, Donna discovered the joys of public radio. She has been an announcer and fundraiser at public stations for more than 20 years.
Donna came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 and has hosted Morning Edition since 2001. Since early 2009, she has also hosted the midday show on the Music Station.
She serves on the board of directors of a national animal rescue organization and an interfaith organization. She enjoys her volunteer work as a certified life coach and seminar facilitator.
An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.
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June 4, 2016
Donna Apidone had never heard of the Sonoma County band Frobeck before this year's Sacramento Music Festival. Now, after introducing this brassy, infectious eight-piece group on the festival's main stage Donna is a big fan.
September 28, 2015
For more than four decades, Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have performed their distinctive blend of blues/roots music as the band Hot Tuna. Longtime fan Donna Apidone caught up with Casady in advance of the band's performance this week in Folsom.
January 23, 2015
Donna discovered a love for jazz with a little help from her friends at CapRadio.
January 6, 2015
With so many people jumping back on those treadmills and trying to keep those new years resolutions to shed pounds and get healthy - we thought we'd compile our favorite song to motivate motion and physical activity.
November 16, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera has found a brilliant way to expand its worldwide audience. Several times each season, The Met broadcasts its live Saturday matinees to hundreds of movie theaters around the world. That’s right, hundreds of theaters.
August 18, 2014
The Harris Center's Fall schedule has been updated, and Donna Apidone put together the highlights. Her picks include DakhaBrakha, Gin Blossoms, Blue Man Group, and more.
August 8, 2014
We're giving you an opportunity to win tickets to Jeffrey Siegel's August 22 show at the Harris Center!
July 22, 2014
Donna Apidone unpacks two distinctly different album by two step-sisters from a deeply musical family.
June 19, 2014
There's a lot to be said for a compelling backstory. Before reading Galadrielle Allman's book, Donna Apidone wasn't a fan of the Allman Brothers... but the emotional story of a musician, from the lense of the daughter he left behind changed that.
June 9, 2014
Places in time and space have their own unique audio thumbprint. A distinguishing feature of a place. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Grapes Of Wrath we're looking at the sounds and songs surrounding the classic novel.